G4R is glad to feature our latest guest member Daniel Sebastian Bäsel! He's been a gamer for years and has a successful You Tube podcast channel. He runs a nightly show and from what we can tell responds to everyone who posts a question while on the air. It's awesome to hear your name/ question answered on a major podcast! The days of live gaming streams by giants IGN, GameInformer and EA are slowly fading as the #1 source for gaming entertainment. Social media has enabled a new wave of talent to step into the spotlight... enter Daniel Sebastian Bäsel. Links to all of his media channels will be posted at end of article.
Daniel is an avid gamer and has been at this for many years. Much like any aspiring gamer/ writer he's had to endure many trial and error runs before he found a formula that works. Believe me, G4R has been down this road many times. His personality is gamer friendly for all ages. G4R got a chance to catch up with him and do a quick interview, check it out!
G4R: Are you a family man? I.e. wife and kids?
DSB: I am a family man indeed. My fiance and I have a 4 year old boy who I am trying to expose to as many sports as possible.
G4R: What part of the country are you from?
DSB: I am actually originally from Germany. Born and raised in Dortmund/Germany, I grew up playing Soccer and Basketball. I moved to the United States when I was 16 years old and spent the next 8 years in Portland, OR until I moved to California in 2006. I now reside in the Bay Area just outside of Oakland.
G4R: What's your favorite game?
DSB: My favorite game historically and growing up was FIFA. That, however has changed the last few years as I have really fallen in love with Baseball and the MLB The Show series. NBA 2K is always in the mix as well and this year Madden has made a triumphant return in my daily rotation. I hate to dance around the answer but 2015 was really tough for me to crown a favorite game and I honestly enjot them all for different reasons.
G4R: How can gamers follow/ contact you?
DSB: Best way to directly get in touch with me is probably to just pop into the Youtube stream one day and say Hi. I stream daily for a minumum of 2 hours from 7:30-9:30 EST at www.youtube.com/UberYouTuber
Additionally you can always hit me up on Twitter @danielbaesel or on the UberYouTuber Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UberYouTuber
I try to respond to every single question/comment and look forward to seeing you guys there!
G4R: What advice can you give aspiring gamers/ bloggers/ podcasters wishing to start a career in this field?
DSB: The best advice I could honestly give is to be consistent, persistent and understand that no matter what you would like to do in this industry, it most likely won't happen overnight. Just like most things in life, never give up on your dream and don't let naysayers or negativity get the best of you to the point where you give up. Whether you are an aspiring Writer, YouTuber, Blogger or Streamer just have a vision and set goals for yourself. Set small goals such as "having 20 subscribers" or "5 people in stream" or "10 shared articles" and go from there. Goals are important for anyone trying to accomplish their ultimate goal.
G4R: What was your biggest setback in your journey to this point?
DSB: Not having a plan in the beginning was probably the biggest issue. I knew I wanted to do something in this industry having played any and all sports games since the mid 90's but wasn't quite sure how it would materialize. I knew that I enjoyed writing and felt that could be an outlet for me to voice my ideas and opinions. So I found a home with Sports Gamers Online as a writer but I also was craving a way to interact with fellow gamers in real time which ultimately led me to stream. The plan ultimately formed by me trying different things and ways to get involved but it sure was a bit of a struggle to find my way at first.
He does much more than Madden and if interested in contacting him or getting a game in that may be featured on his channel, here's how:
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